Re: Yum minimal install
If you intend to use yum in the minimal system to install additional packages from the repos, then you'll need to be able to establish a connection to the Internet from the runlevel 3 (or multiuser.target or whatever it is now) command prompt. For me, that's very easy to do with a wired NIC in a minimal system. Usually dhclient eth0 (or whatever the interface gets named) will do it. If yum doesn't get connected to a repo, then consider adding some DNS nameserver IP addresses to /etc/resolv.conf. Those will work okay there temporarily. Later, if you go on to install the graphical environment, you'll need to enter those into NetworkManager for them to survive reboots. I find wireless a little difficult to establish in runlevel 3 nowadays. Starting with Fedora 14, wireless-tools was dropped from the minimal package set. When I have to work with wireless in a minimal system, I first set up the InstallMedia repo to get wireless-tools from the DVD. Then I can get connected and get everything else from the repos. WEP encryption makes the wireless connection simpler during the yum work. Then I switch back to WPA once NetworkManager is handling the interface.